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Clare P.

Plano, TX

$40/hour

Multi-subject Tutor

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/17/14
5.0 average from 56 ratings
Gifted educator
— Gina, Plano, TX on 5/24/16

$40/Hour


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University of Miami
Music Therapy
Lamar University
MEd

Education

University of Miami (Music Therapy)

Lamar University (MEd)

About Clare

Hi!

I'm currently teaching Economics at an area high school, but I have taught almost all subjects during my career. My first degree is in music-guitar, piano and violin. My second degree is a Masters of Education. I have taught for this area school district for 15 years, and I also taught in Miami for 7 years. Currently, I hold Texas Certification in the following areas:
1. Music PK-12
2. Music Secondary
3. Social Studies Composite 8-12 (US History, World History, World Geography, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology)
4. Generalist grades 4-8 (English, Math, Science, Social Studies)
5. Special Education PK-12

I have tutored for many years, both general education students and special education students, including students with dyslexia, Asperger's and Autism. I believe the relationship between tutor and student is the most important prerequisite to learning. I try to keep sessions on-task, but fun, and use good doses of humor to help reduce anxiety.
Hi!

I'm currently teaching Economics at an area high school, but I have taught almost all subjects during my career. My first degree is in music-guitar, piano and violin. My second degree is a Masters of Education. I have taught for this area school district for 15 years, and I also taught in Miami for 7 years. Currently, I hold Texas
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Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75074
Background Check: Passed

"Gifted educator"

- Gina, Plano, TX on 5/24/16

"Great with keeping my daughter engaged."

- Natasha, Richardson, TX on 7/30/15
Clare replied on 8/3/2015

Thank you so much, Natasha, for your kind feedback. I look forward to working with your daughter throughout the school year!

Math:
ACT Math,
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics
Science:
ACT Science, Anatomy, Biology, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology
Music:
Composition (Music),
Ear Training,
General Music,
Guitar, Music History,
Music Theory, Piano, Sight Singing,
Songwriting, Violin
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math,
ACT Reading, ACT Science, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, STAAR, TAKS
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
History:
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Music History,
Religion, Social Studies,
World History
Special Needs:
ADHD,
Dyslexia, Phonics, Special Needs
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Handwriting, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Business:
Economics,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT Math

I have tutored many students on ACT math and have seen their scores increase. In addition to the subject matter, I give students many different strategies for how to solve the problems quickly so they can complete the ACT math section in the required time.

ADHD

I am certified in the State of Texas in Special Education PK-12. In my classroom with PISD, I teach many ADHD students. I adapt curriculum, provide accommodations, write their Individualized Education Plan, and assist General Education teachers in understanding their needs. I also have a Master's of Education degree and have had extensive education dealing with special needs students.

Composition (Music)

I have a Bachelor's of Music degree from University of Miami. In order to earn that degree, I demonstrated a high degree of competence in composition. I graduated with a 3.97 gpa and took not only 2 years of Music Theory, but also classes on composition, conducting, and arranging.

Ear Training

In order to earn my Bachelor's of Music degree from University of Miami degree, I demonstrated a high degree of competence in ear training. I graduated with a 3.97 gpa and took not only 2 years of Music Theory, but also classes on composition, conducting, and arranging. I also have taught Ear training in conjunction with piano, violin, and guitar lessons for many years.

Economics

I teach Economics for Plano ISD.

General Music

I taught elementary music to students from Kindergarten to sixth grade for seven years in the Dade County Public Schools. As a music teacher, I created curriculum for the general music program as well as taught Choir, String Ensemble, Recorder Ensemble and Piano.

Music History

I have a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami. To earn this degree, I had to take 6 credit hours in Music History. I completed those courses earning an A in each one.

Sight Singing

I have a Bachelor's of Music degree from the University of Miami. In order to earn that degree, I demonstrated a high degree of competency in sight singing. I graduated with a 3.97 GPA and took not only 2 years of Music Theory, which included sight singing, but also classes on composition, conducting, and arranging.

Social Studies

I hold a Social Studies composite teaching certificate from the State of Texas which includes teaching all social studies including Psychology, Sociology, Economics, Government, US History, World History, and Geography. I also hold a 4-8 Generalist certificate which allows me to teach Social Studies to students in grades 4-8. I have taught social studies to students in PISD during my tenure as a home bound teacher.

Sociology

I hold a Social Studies composite teaching certificate from the State of Texas which includes teaching Sociology. I also took sociology classes at Colorado State University and earned A's in all classes.Currently, I am tutoring a Collin County student in Sociology

Special Needs

I hold a special education teaching certification from the State of Texas. I have taught Special Education at all levels, PK-12 for over 14 years. In addition, I am a parent to a special needs child. I also hold a Master's of Education degree from Lamar University. The course work included much study of special needs students. Finally, I have been a registered Music Therapist in the past and worked with a variety of special needs clients.

University of Miami
Music Therapy
Lamar University
MEd

Education

University of Miami (Music Therapy)

Lamar University (MEd)

Gifted educator

My daughter was very happy with her 1st session with Clare. She said that Clare made learning economics simple and interesting.

— Gina, Plano, TX on 5/24/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Clare will travel within 10 miles of Plano, TX 75074.